Weight Loss, Health Management, and how to make it happen!

Yes, the new well is a weight loss and wellness program and we teach this all year, but in January we will be paying extra attention to planning your whole year and our classes will all be structured around this. Some other things that fall under this category are:

  • How to set goals and keep them
  • What does it mean to be a good support system? (Bring your spouse or others you would like to support you.)
  • How to plan and prep meals in advance
  • What kind of exercise should I be doing to reach my goals?
  • How do I fit it all in my schedule?
  • And much more!

On January 21st at 6 pm at the Club Northwest in Grants Pass, we will provide the tools you need to succeed, not only in your weight loss journey, but your overall wellness.  Dinner will be provided, we will be serving plan compliant Chili!!! You are more than welcome to bring a healthy dish to share (and the recipe) if you would like. For more information or if you would like your name to be put on the list of attendees , please contact the new well at 541-471-2224.

 

Make Fresh Produce Last Longer

  1. Keep your fridge clean! I know it’s not fun, but it is a necessary evil if you want food to last longer. Leftover residue or mold spores can increase the spoilage of all your food that is in the fridge.
  2. Don’t store fruits and vegetables near a gas stove. Natural gas has been shown to increase ripening just like Ethylene gas.
  3. Don’t store fruits and vegetables in an area that tends to have smoke and/or heat (this includes the stove/toaster oven and cigarette smoke). The exhaust and heat from these and certain combustion engines can increase the amount of Ethylene gas that gets produced and speeds up the ripening process.
  4. Get an Ethylene gas absorber for your fridge, or there are also special bags that you can buy for storing produce.
  5. Place fresh herbs and leafy greens in a jar or vase of water, just like you would a bouquet of flowers. They’ll last longer and you’ll have a beautifully green arrangement!
  6. Here’s a fun trick for onions: If you want them to last up to 8 months, all you need do is grab that old pair of panty-hose you’ve been allowing to hide in the back of your top dresser drawer, place the onions in the panty-hose, and then tie a knot in between each one to keep them separate. Then hang this from the ceiling.
  7. Dried green onions/chives can be chopped up and stored in a plastic water bottle and kept in the freezer. When you’re ready to use some, just pull this out and sprinkle for a little somethin’ somethin’ to add to your dish.
  8. Store potatoes with apples to keep them from sprouting, and don’t let them anywhere near your panty-hose onions. Onions will make them go bad faster, but apples are a potatoes’ best friend!
  9. When it comes to chopped up salad greens, your worst enemy is moisture. If you can keep the moisture at a minimum, then you’ll keep your greens longer. Keep them in a bowl with a paper towel, and cover with plastic wrap. The paper towel will absorb the excess moisture.
  10. Don’t add tomatoes to your stored salad greens. The tomatoes contain the moisture that will wilt and rot your greens quickly.
  11. Trapped moisture will also make mushrooms go bad. Store them in a brown paper bag in the fridge or a cool, dry place. Don’t use plastic or glass, as this will trap in moisture.
  12. Don’t overstock the fridge. This leads to poor air circulation, and we want to keep our fruits and veggies at optimal temperature!
  13. Clean your berries, fruits, and greens in a mixture of 10 parts water and 1 part white vinegar. Not only will this remove excess dirt and even pesticides, but it will also help them last longer by preventing mold.
  14. To keep cut apples, avocados, or guacamole from turning brown, spritz with a little lemon juice and then cover with plastic.
  15. Remove rotten apples immediately, because one rotten apple WILL spoil the entire bunch.
  16. Keep bananas away from your other produce, as they produce some of the highest amounts of Ethylene gas.
  17. Place plastic wrap around the crown of your banana bunch to keep them lasting longer. Side note: If you want them to ripen super-fast, place them in a closed plastic bag. Since they emit so much Ethylene gas, they’ll ripen quickly when the gas is trapped by the bag.
  18. Tomatoes should stay at room temperature and away from sunlight. If you have your own tomato plant, you should pick tomatoes as soon as you notice that they are ripe. The sun does an excellent job at ripening and spoiling them (especially once they are off the stem). Be sure not to store your tomatoes in plastic, as this will trap moisture and increase the likelihood of spoilage.
  19. If you’d like to make your herbs last even longer, consider drying them. Bunch herbs loosely together with some string, and then hang in your kitchen.
  20. Here’s another fun way to store herbs: Cut them up, place in an ice tray, add olive oil, and then freeze. Then you have oil and herbs for your dishes at a moment’s notice!
  21. If you’re into using roots like ginger or turmeric in either your cooking or juicing, you can store these in the freezer and they’ll still grate quite easily (peel and all!).
  22. Use glassware for fridge storage of fruits and veggies. Many plastics may contain harmful chemicals that can increase spoilage. This is just another reason to have more fun Mason jars! You can even freeze mason jars!
  23. Store your nuts in Mason jar and keep them in the freezer.  The key with nuts is avoiding moisture and air.
  24. Don’t keep your produce in the door of the fridge where temperatures are going to fluctuate. Keep them in the middle or your bottom drawers to keep temps more consistent.

Why Is Fiber So Important?

It is actually because your body can’t digest fiber that it plays such an important part in digestion. Soluble fiber, like that found in cucumbers, blueberries, beans, and nuts, dissolves into a gel-like texture, helping to slow down your digestion. This helps you to feel full longer and is one reason why fiber may help with weight control.  Insoluble fiber, found in foods like dark green leafy vegetables, green beans, celery, and carrots, does not dissolve at all and helps add bulk to your stool. This helps food to move through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination. Many whole foods, especially fruits and vegetables, naturally contain both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Soluble vs. Insoluble Fiber

Soluble fiber dissolves in water. Insoluble fiber does not. To some degree these differences determine how each fiber functions in the body and benefits your health.

Soluble fibers attract water and form a gel, which slows down digestion. Soluble fiber delays the emptying of your stomach and makes you feel full, which helps control weight. Slower stomach emptying may also affect blood sugar levels and have a beneficial effect on insulin sensitivity, which may help control diabetes. Soluble fibers can also help lower LDL (“bad”) blood cholesterol by interfering with the absorption of dietary cholesterol.

Sources of soluble fiber: oatmeal, oat cereal, lentils, apples, oranges, pears, oat bran, strawberries, nuts, flaxseeds, beans, dried peas, blueberries, psyllium, cucumbers, celery, and carrots.

Insoluble fibers are considered gut-healthy fiber because they have a laxative effect and add bulk to the diet, helping prevent constipation. These fibers do not dissolve in water, so they pass through the gastrointestinal tract relatively intact, and speed up the passage of food and waste through your gut. Insoluble fibers are mainly found in whole grains and vegetables.

Sources of insoluble fiber: whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins, grapes, fruit, and root vegetable skins.

FiberWell An excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. FiberWell helps to stimulate movement through your intestinal tract, which improves bowel regularity. It is a powdered fiber product designed primarily to provide the metabolic benefits of fiber, helping to support healthy intestinal function and integrity. It features 7 grams of dietary fiber per serving. This powdered formula is designed to support healthy intestinal function, and offers great support for those who want to promote healthy bowel motility.

9 Health Benefits of Fiber

There’s no shortage of research showing how fiber may boost your health. Some of its top potential benefits include:

  • Blood sugar control:Soluble fiber may help to slow your body’s breakdown of carbohydrates and the absorption of sugar, helping with blood sugar control.
  • Heart health:An inverse association has been found between fiber intake and heart attack, and research shows that those eating a high-fiber diet have a 40 percent lower risk of heart disease.
  • Stroke:Researchers have found that for every seven-grams more fiber you consume on a daily basis, your stroke risk is decreased by 7 percent.
  • Weight loss and management:Fiber supplements have been shown to enhance weight loss among obese people, likely because fiber increases feelings of fullness.
  • Skin health:Fiber, particularly psyllium husk, may help move yeast and fungus out of your body, preventing them from being excreted through your skin where they could trigger acne or rashes.
  • Diverticulitis:Dietary fiber (especially insoluble) may reduce your risk of diverticulitis – an inflammation of polyps in your intestine – by 40 percent.
  • Hemorrhoids:A high-fiber diet may lower your risk of hemorrhoids.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS):Fiber may provide some relief from IBS.
  • Gallstones and kidney stones:A high-fiber diet may reduce the risk of gallstones and kidney stones, likely because of its ability to help regulate blood sugar.

 

Is Your Body in Need of Detoxification?

The question is no longer IF you are toxic, the real question is… HOW TOXIC ARE YOU?

Toxins and your Health

Throughout your daily life you are in constant contact with environmental toxins leading to health concerns in a variety of areas.  Center for Disease Control’s fourth national report on human exposure to environmental chemicals tested 212 chemicals and found all to be in blood and urine of most Americans! Where are these toxins coming from?

Daily, we are in contact with toxins such as cleaners, prescription drugs, air pollution, pesticides and many more, leading to health concerns in a variety of areas.  Unfortunately certain factors (genetics, environmental exposure, and unhealthy diet and lifestyle) can negatively affect how well you excrete the toxins to which you are exposed.  This creates a buildup of toxins in the body leading to an increase in toxic burden.

Do you need to make a change?

Look for symptoms in multiple body systems such as:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • General fatigue, weakness, joint or muscle pain
  • Irritability, headaches
  • Food allergies or chemical sensitivities
  • Brain fog
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Hormonal imbalances like PMS or menopausal symptoms
  • Acne or skin rashes
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Inflammation
  • Weight gain
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Digestion issues including gas, heartburn, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, and abdominal pain
  • Insomnia

What can you do?

Reboot Your Metabolism!

the new well now offers a Detoxification system that will help to normalize your body’s ability to process and excrete toxins, while you temporarily reduce the amount of incoming toxins.  It is a two part process that pulls toxins (including metals) from your body, especially your liver.  The liver is your body’s main detoxification organ.  It requires vitamins, minerals and amino acids from protein in order to work properly.

Metabolic detoxification is an energy dependent process.  the new well detoxification program utilizes well-researched nutrients, vitamins and herbs to balance and support the body’s detoxification pathways while keeping it well-nourished.  Juicing and other fasting programs can actually deprive your body of essential nutrients needed to support detoxification and can lead to the loss of valuable muscle.

If you would like more information on the Metabolic Reboot system, talk with one of your Certified Wellness Consultants during your next visit

People that have done this program report:

  • More energy and less fatigue
  • Less foggy headedness
  • Less coffee dependent
  • Less sugar cravings
  • Less water retention
  • Less digestive issues
  • Less chronic pain

As well as detoxing you should also consider reducing your exposure to toxins in:

Environment

  • Use chemical-free products in your home (soap, detergents, cleaning products, dryer sheets, natural insect and weed killers, etc).
  • Reduce chlorine exposure by attaching filters to your shower heads (chloroform is released when chlorinated water is heated.)
  • Avoid personal products with phthalates and paraben.

Food and Drink

  • Choose free-range, hormone, antibiotic free dairy, meats and eggs whenever possible
  • Choose fresh, cold-water fish in place of farm raised
  • When possible eat organic produce (try to stick to the “clean 15”  if buying non-organic*)
  • Always wash all produce very well before eating, peeling or cooking.

*See your Wellness Consultant for a full list of the “Clean 15” and the “Dirty Dozen”

 

Does body weight affect cancer risk?

An estimated 1 out of every 3 cancer deaths in the United States is linked to excess body weight, poor nutrition, and/or physical inactivity. These factors are all related and may all contribute to cancer risk, but body weight seems to have the strongest evidence linking it to cancer. Excess body weight contributes to as many as 1 out of 5 of all cancer-related deaths.

Being overweight or obese is clearly linked with an increased risk of many cancers, including cancers of the:

  • Breast (in women past menopause)
  • Colon and rectum
  • Endometrium (lining of the uterus)
  • Esophagus
  • Kidney
  • Pancreas

Being overweight or obese also likely raises the risk of other cancers, such as:

  • Gallbladder
  • Liver
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Cervix
  • Ovary
  • Aggressive forms of prostate cancer

In addition, excess body weight may affect cancer risk through a number of other mechanisms, some of which may be specific to certain cancer types. Excess body fat might affect:

  • Immune system function and inflammation
  • Levels of certain hormones, such as insulin and estrogen
  • Factors that regulate cell division, such as insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)
  • Proteins that influence how the body uses certain hormones, such as sex hormone-binding globulin

Does losing weight reduce cancer risk?

Some body changes that occur as a result of weight loss suggest it may, indeed, reduce cancer risk. For example, overweight or obese people who intentionally lose weight have reduced levels of certain hormones that are related to cancer risk, such as insulin, estrogens, and androgens.

While we still have much to learn about the link between weight loss and cancer risk, people who are overweight or obese should be encouraged and supported if they try to lose weight. Aside from possibly reducing cancer risk, losing weight can have many other health benefits, such as lowering the risk of other chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Losing even a small amount of weight has health benefits and is a good place to start.

Take action today to protect your health and encourage someone you love to do the same.

 

What Exactly Are Whole Foods?

 

Healthy whole foods, you might know that you’re supposed to eat them.  But do you really know what they are?

We live in a society that eats so much processed and manufactured food, that there can be some genuine confusion about what qualifies as a “whole food.  Even for the health conscious, the phrase gets tangled up with other terms.  Whole foods might be “organic, locally grown, or pesticide-free”.  But they aren’t necessarily.  The definition of healthy whole foods is much simpler.

whole-foodsA whole food is food in its natural state, intact with all of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are in the food.  Basically, it’s the healthy whole food, rather than the bits that remain after refinement and processing.  It’s the difference between an apple and apple juice, or a baked potato and mashed potatoes.

While whole foods might be associated with the upscale grocery store of the same name, they are available to all of us anywhere in the country.  Most dietitians feel that eating healthy whole foods has all sorts of benefits.  Their nutrients may help to keep your immune system strong and protect you from disease.

If you’re trying to eat a healthier diet, relying on more whole foods is a great place to start.

Healthy whole foods

Many studies have found that a diet high in healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are associated with a reduced risk of diseases such as:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • many types of cancer
  • type 2 diabetes

Usually, the term whole foods is confined to vegetables, fruits, and grains.  But any dietitian will agree that eating a skinless chicken breast is preferable to eating processed chicken nuggets.

One problem with processed food is that, during manufacture, many healthy nutrients are removed.  For instance, when whole grains are refined, the bran and the coat of the grain are often removed,” says Kaiser.  Some nutrients are lost, most significantly fiber.  Then, during the enrichment process, nutrients may be artificially added back in.  But even after enrichment, the final product is likely to be less nutritious than the whole grains you started with.

What about foods that have labels?

When you are shopping for healthy groceries, you will want to review two sources of information on a food’s package: the Nutrition Facts panel that lists the amount of various nutrients in the food, as well as the ingredients list. Because the ingredients list is just that – a list of ingredients – it takes close reading to figure out what it is really telling you. Here are some tips that can help you figure out if the ingredients list is indicating that a food is good for your heart health.

  • The ingredients in a food product are listed by weight in decreasing order. This complete list of information is vital to anyone with food allergies. It is also very useful in determining nutrition information about a food product.
  • If there are more preservatives than identifiable ingredients, a food may be highly processed and, therefore, likely not as healthy as a less processed food.
  • If a product contains partially hydrogenated oil, this indicates it contains some trans-fat despite a label that may say “0 grams” of trans-fat. (Labeling regulations allow food companies to report “0 grams of trans fat” on a “Nutrition Facts” label when a food product contains 0.5 grams of trans-fat or less per serving.)
  • If sugar or high-fructose corn syrup is listed before other more healthful ingredients, such as fruit, this may be a food that is high in calories from sugar and low in other nutrients. Other names for sugar include the following: corn syrup, maltose, dextrose, sucrose, honey and maple syrup.

 

 

real food. real good.

Now the daily battles between great taste and healthy nutrition just got a little easier to win. That’s because the new Very Berry and Choco Nut wellbars provide a yummy treat that won’t stray from most meal plans. Made locally with all-natural ingredients, wellbars are nutrient dense, soy free, wheat free, and GMO free too! These bars are even packed with complete protein and high fiber, which explains their hunger-quenching characteristics.

The first shipment of wellbars go on sale August 1 at the new well centers and are sure to be gobbled up quick!

 

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To Run, or Not to Run

Running season is upon us, and Southern Oregon is fast becoming a destination for popular runs such as The Color Run deemed the happiest 5k on earth, and more challenging but equally fun foot races and obstacle course races.

Running a 5k, 10k, half marathon or even a full marathon may or may not be on your list of goals, but even if it’s not something that you dream of doing, you can benefit from signing up for your first 5k. Training for a run keeps you motivated, encourages a workout plan that, most likely, is different from what you are already doing, and the feeling of accomplishment will probably have you looking for the next opportunity to do it again!

If you’re already a running fan, then you can train to beat your time, push yourself and possibly work your way up to a half or even full marathon.  But if you aren’t a runner, or even have physical ailments that prevent you from running, you can still benefit from walking a 5k, you will just want to be sure that the event you sign up for is a run/walk.

If you are up for the challenge find a run that interests you (try to give yourself at least 1 week for every kilometer you will be running, 5k- 5 weeks, 10k – 10 weeks etc.)  Here is a sample training program that is very popular and well used with great results:

 

Week

Workout 1

Workout 2

Workout 3

1

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

2

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

3

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then do two repetitions of the following:

  • Jog 200 yards              (or 90 seconds)
  • Walk 200 yards            (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 400 yards              (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 400 yards           (or three minutes)
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then do two repetitions of the following:

  • Jog 200 yards         (or 90 seconds)
  • Walk 200 yards        (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 400 yards          (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 400 yards        (or three minutes)
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then do two repetitions of the following:

  • Jog 200 yards            (or 90 seconds)
  • Walk 200 yards           (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 400 yards            (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 400 yards           (or three minutes)

4

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then:

  • Jog 1/4 mile                 (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile              (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile                (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile               (or 2-1/2 minutes)
  • Jog 1/4 mile                (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile              (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile                (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then:

  • Jog 1/4 mile            (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile          (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile            (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile          (or 2-1/2 minutes)
  • Jog 1/4 mile             (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile          (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile            (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then:

  • Jog 1/4 mile                (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile             (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile               (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile             (or 2-1/2 minutes)
  • Jog 1/4 mile               (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile             (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile                (or 5 minutes)

5

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then:

  • Jog 1/2 mile                 (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile              (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1/2 mile                 (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile               (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1/2 mile                 (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then:

  • Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
  • Walk 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog two miles (or 20 minutes) with no walking.

6

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then:

  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then:

  • Jog 1 mile                (or 10 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile           (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1 mile                (or 10 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog 2-1/4 miles (or 22 minutes) with no walking.

7

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog 2.5 miles          (or 25 minutes).

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog 2.5 miles     (or 25 minutes).

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog 2.5 miles        (or 25 minutes).

8

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).

9

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes).

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes).

The final workout! Congratulations! Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes).

 

SHOULD I BE TAKING A DIGESTIVE ENZYME?

In order to break down food efficiently and effectively, your body needs a sufficient supply of digestive enzymes. Some of these digestive enzymes come from the pancreas, others are produced in the stomach, while still others are secreted by the salivary glands and glands in the small intestines. Raw foods also contain natural enzymes that make their own digestion easier, but the more foods are refined, the more digestive enzymes your body must produce on its own to assimilate them properly.

As we age, however, our digestive system becomes less efficient and we begin to produce fewer digestive enzymes. As a result, our digestive tract gradually becomes more alkaline and it becomes more difficult for our bodies to completely break down the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in the foods we eat. This process can lead to a whole host of digestive health problems such as:

  • Acid Indigestion and heartburn
  • Chronic Stress
  • Food Intolerances/allergies
  • Slow digestion
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Abdominal Cramping
  • Constipation

The solution is to re-acidify your intestinal tract and improve your overall digestive capabilities by supplementing with Wellzymes. Here’s how:

Take two Wellzyme tablets about 30 minutes before meals and one to two more about 10 to 15 minutes following a meal.

Each day the body produces thousands of enzymes which the body uses in all chemical actions and reactions. Digestive enzymes are produced in the mouth, stomach, pancreas and small intestine and are responsible for breaking down food into components that can be absorbed, transported, metabolized and eliminated effectively. The enzymes in wellzymes work synergistically ensuring that all aspects of the digestive process proceed efficiently.

Lactase

Lactase breaks down disaccharide lactose (milk sugar) into glucose. Lactose malabsorption (intolerance) is characterized by a lactase deficiency. Bloating, cramps, diarrhea, and other symptoms can be seen in about 50% of all lactose malabsorbers. Some studies have shown that women who do not digest lactose efficiently are more likely to show signs of PMS and mental depression. Researchers suggest that high lactose concentrations in the intestine (not digested and properly absorbed) may interfere with L-tryptophan metabolism and serotonin availability.

Lipase and Protease

High lipase-containing supplements have been shown to alleviate symptoms of steatorrhea (fatty stools due to pancreatic insufficiency) and high protease-containing supplements have been shown to benefit individuals with chronic pain associated with pancreatic insufficiency.

  • Acid Indigestion and heartburn
  • Chronic Stress
  • Food Intolerances/Malabsorption
  • Slow digestion
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Abdominal Cramping
  • Constipation

Of course, no amount of supplementation will substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise, but taking a digestive enzyme will help to ensure that the care that you take to choose foods that will improve your health will benefit you to the fullest extent!